Looking Back on August 11


100 years ago, 1915
United States Post Office Inspector Wilson was in Mechanic Falls, Monday, and inspected the new post office. The largest amount of mail matter in the history of Mechanic Falls went over Route I in the month of July. Over a ton of matter was delivered to the Tripp Lake camps alone.

50 years ago, 1965
Lewiston Industrial Development Officer Louis C. Sarelas, today, commenting on a meeting held yesterday between members of the Raytheon Company. Gov. John H. Reed, indicated that no one has control over the sale of the building other than the Lewiston Development Corp. Sarelas said: “The burden of resolving the sale of the Raytheon Plant rests on the Lewiston Development Corp. and local banking institutions who, together, must decide how such a sale can be made.

25 years ago, 1990
Lewiston is the first municipality in Maine to set up its own offshoot of the state’s Wastecap program, a program that lends technical assistance to businesses interested in reducing their waste stream and in recycling. “Source reduction makes sound economic sense,” said B.J. Jones, a planner with the Maine Waste Management Agency who addressed members of the Lewiston-Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday. Maine’s Wastecap, modeled on a program developed in Vermont, assembles teams of volunteers to visit companies that want to improve their waste management.

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